Farnborough Airport backs campaign to promote aviation careers

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Farnborough Airport is supporting Generation Aviation, a new recruitment, awareness and engagement campaign launched by the Department for Transport (DfT), by hosting a careers day on Monday 19th September 2022.

The campaign sees government and the aviation industry working together to promote awareness of careers in aviation, with the aim of increasing the number of people applying for jobs in the sector.

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Attracting, retaining and developing a highly skilled and diverse workforce will be key to the sector’s future growth and prosperity, as outlined in the government’s Flightpath to the Future strategy.

As the home of UK aviation and Europe’s leading airport for premium travel connectivity, Farnborough Airport plays a leading role in local recruitment in the business aviation sector.

The airport has a long history of driving economic growth and employment in the region, which in turn creates and supports many thousands of jobs.

CEO Simon Geere further explains Farnborough Airport’s status as a major economic driver in the region. “About 80% of our staff live within 10 miles of the airport,” he said. “Our resilience as an employer was demonstrated during the Covid pandemic, where we continued to recruit without firing anyone. Recent investments in new airport facilities, such as the new state-of-the-art Domus III hangar, will provide a substantial boost to local employment, helping to drive economic opportunity and prosperity across the region.

Farnborough Airport Careers Day, Monday, September 19, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the airport hotel, The Aviator Hampshire.

The event will focus on a range of careers offered by the airport and business aviation sector, including opportunities in customer service, ground handling, IT and sustainability. Attendees will be able to talk to a range of experts from different aviation backgrounds, as well as get practical advice on how to market themselves through a CV workshop hosted by the airport’s people department.

As part of Generation Aviation, individuals, employers, colleges and universities are invited to register on two DfT-funded, free and ready-to-use platforms – the Aviation Skills Recruitment Platform (ASRP ) https://trs-system.co.uk/aviation, where employers can find candidates looking to return to a career in the industry after the pandemic, alongside those looking to join perhaps for the first time time ; and Talentview Aviation (TVA) https://talentview.org/aviation, for early-career recruitment, with a longer-term focus on attracting future generations of young people from schools, colleges and universities to careers. aviation careers.

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